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dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Corey L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:49:37Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:49:37Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12152007-131939en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36163
dc.description.abstractSince the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iran has visibly increased its work towards developing a nuclear program. This is alarming to many because Iranâ s ambitions for its nuclear program are unclear and whether it is on a quest for nuclear weapons is unknown. The Iranian government is largely anti-West, anti-Israel, and now, with the downfall of Iraq, is in a position to spread its influence throughout the Middle East. This thesis examines the evolution of the Iranian nuclear program, the relationship between the United States and Iran and how this relationship will likely have a significant influence on the ability of Iran to develop a nuclear program. The goal is to assess the current status of the situation and examine the possible policies the United States could implement towards Iran and its nuclear program.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartANDERSEN_THESIS_updated.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectsanctionsen_US
dc.subjectU.S. foreign policyen_US
dc.subjectcontainmenten_US
dc.subjectnuclear weaponsen_US
dc.titleThe Iranian Nuclear Dilemma: How Does the U.S. Respond?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNelson, Scott C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStivachtis, Ioannis Yannisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12152007-131939/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-12-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-02-26
dc.date.adate2008-02-26en_US


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